• Biology
  • Published 1999

Soil solarization for mass scale production of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal inoculum in Indian arid zone

@inproceedings{Rao1999SoilSF,
  title={Soil solarization for mass scale production of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal inoculum in Indian arid zone},
  author={Ae Vasudeva Rao and Jagadish Chandra Tarafdar},
  year={1999}
}
An experiment was conducted during 1995 to study the feasibility of large scale multiplication of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal inoculum using soil solarization. At 0-10 cm maximum soil temperature in solarized plots varied from 6-9 0C higher compared to the non-solarized plots. A maximmum temperatUre of 68°C was observed at 0-10 cm depth in dry solarized plot. A significant reduction in the activities of various soil enzymes and micro-organisms was recorded in solarized plots coupled with… CONTINUE READING